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Orientation: Postcard

Create your own vacation-worthy postcards right here. Any view you’ve seen, any monument you’ve fallen in love with, can all be added to our postcards with our personalization tool. Craft touching, hand-written correspondence while on your next road trip!

  • Dimensions: 4.25″l x 5.6″w (portrait) or 5.6″l x 4.25″w (landscape)
  • Printed on 110 lb, 12.5 point thick, semi-gloss paper
  • Postage rate: $0.34

Source: Island Love Postcard | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Size: Vinyl Wrapped Flask, 6 oz.

Be prepared and discreet with a custom Liquid Courage™ flask. A unique gift that’s perfect for weddings, birthdays, and special events!

  • Dimensions: 3.75″l x 4.5″w x 1″d; 6 oz.
  • Material: Stainless steel flask with attached screw top lid
  • Printed on high-quality vinyl that is securely wrapped
  • Durable, water and fade resistant
  • Hand wash with warm water
  • Handmade in USA

Source: Decorated Valentine Fan Hip Flask | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Size: Fleece Blanket, 60″x80″

It’s hard to cuddle by yourself. But with these fully customizable comfy fleece blankets, you won’t have to anymore. Customize the entire front panel and wrap yourself in personalized plush luxury. Delicate, soft and colorful, it’s the perfect blanket for picnics in the park, outdoor events, and cozy winter snuggles.

  • Available in 3 different sizes: small (30″x40″); medium (50″x 60″); large (60″x 80″)
  • 100% buttery soft and cozy polyester fleece
  • Edge-to-edge sublimation printing in vibrant full color
  • Sturdy double edge stitching for a clean finish
  • Back color is off-white
  • Machine washable, gentle cycle, mild detergent
  • Tumble dry low

Source: Through a Glass Darkly Fleece Blanket | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


© Sarah Vernon Note the bulging black bin liners

© Sarah Vernon Note the bulging black bin liners

© Sarah Vernon

© Sarah Vernon

A flying visit to show there’s a little more order in the house. Not much but a little. The downside is that the word ‘flying’ is a complete misnomer as I’ve overexerted myself and done something to my hip (yes, the one that was replaced a few years ago). This means that my rather grand, brass-effect zimmer frame bought in Crete has come in very handy.

© Sarah Vernon

© Sarah Vernon

It doesn’t, however, allow for much sorting out of what remains to be done but I’ve employed a delightful handyman who hails from Vienna and has been a local here for many years. He moved a multitude of heavy boxes — yes, those damn books — from one room to the other on Friday, and he is returning to put together some flat pack beds and a couple of other units (Ikea, naturally) Oh, and move more boxes.

In the meantime, life can be very sweet when you least expect it for on the sales front, I’ve sold two of these light switch covers…

Vins Spiritueux, Nectar of the Gods Light Switch Cover
Vins Spiritueux, Nectar of the Gods Light Switch Cover by FirstNightDesign

…lots of these stickers…

…this poster…

…and this poster too.

Taormina Poster
Taormina Poster by FirstNightDesign

Not to mention two of these chocolate cushions.

Burlap Simple Chocolate Brown Throw Pillow
Burlap Simple Chocolate Brown Throw Pillow by FirstNightDesign

I’m itching to create but until my new sofa arrives, I can’t get comfortable enough to do so.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


 

Originally created in May 2014, this collage uses a vintage handwritten image from Wikimedia. The mallards, swan, and the butterflies hovering around some flowers, are all from The Graphics Fairy.

Mallards and Swan Collage Letterhead
Mallards and Swan Collage Letterhead by FirstNightDesign

Available at the following galleries:
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Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America [14 fulfillment centers in 5 countries]
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


FROM THE ARCHIVE 13th November 2014

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out-of-doors by somebody I do not know.” ― John Keats Let joy be unconfined! I have sold a cushion at Redbubble with the V…

Source: First Night Design | “Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and…” | First Night Design


Decorated Valentine Fan © Sarah Vernon

Decorated Valentine Fan © Sarah Vernon

If you intend to shower your beloved with passion and romance, make sure you have everything to hand.


First, the greeting card.


The little party favour box which you can fill with the chocolates of her choice.


If that doesn’t take your fancy, you can choose a calendar of chocolates.


 I’m sure you already know what you’re buying as a present but if you’re short of ideas, how about a iPad Folio case.


Or a pretty cushion.


It goes without saying — unless you’re my  late ex-husband! — that you will want to wrap the presents.


And put them all in a matching gift bag.


Are you taking her for a romantic meal somewhere special  — a restaurant or cooking for her at home? Send her a beautiful invitation.


Fan from The Graphics Fairy.
Vintage Document from 2 Lil’ Owls.


Available at the following galleries:
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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


‘Girl Wearing a Kokoshnik in Profile’ is a Léon Bakst painting in a private collection, which I downloaded from Wikimedia and blended with a handwritten document, also from Wikimedia, and a texture from Kerstin Frank.

The kokoshnik (Russian: коко́шник; IPA: [kɐˈkoʂnʲɪk]) is a traditional Russian head-dress worn by women and girls to accompany the sarafan, primarily worn in the northern regions of Russia in the 16th to 19th centuries. Wikipedia

Happy Sunday!

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Vins Spiritueux, Nectar of the Gods Round Wall Clocks
Vins Spiritueux, Nectar of the Gods Round Wall Clocks from Zazzle

I’ve sold one of these clocks! They’re available in different sizes and also a square shape.


“When I do count the clock that tells the time,
And see the brave day sunk in hideous night;
When I behold the violet past prime,
And sable curls all silver’d o’er with white;
When lofty trees I see barren of leaves
Which erst from heat did canopy the herd,
And summer’s green all girded up in sheaves
Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard,
Then of thy beauty do I question make,
That thou among the wastes of time must go,
Since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake
And die as fast as they see others grow;
And nothing ‘gainst Time’s scythe can make defence
Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence.”
William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets


Available at the following galleries:
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Fine Art America
Fine Art England

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Postcard Lemons has always been one of my favourites from the early days and I’m delighted to say that I have just sold a pack of the business cards on Zazzle.


“When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.”
Cathy Guisewite


“We live in a world where lemonade is made from aritificial flavoring and furniture polish is made from real lemons.”
MAD Magazine


Available on all products at the following galleries:
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Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

Have a beautiful and creative Tuesday!

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Whirring Pheasant Springs © Sarah Vernon

Whirring Pheasant Springs © Sarah Vernon

This gorgeous pheasant, to which I’ve added my background textures, is from The Biodiversity Heritage Library on Flickr. Known as a Canje pheasant (or ’stinkbird’, as I discovered), he comes from an ornithological publication of 1849 and is a tropical bird found in the Amazon and South America’s Orinoco Delta.

I’ve taken my title from Alexander Pope’s Windsor Forest:

See! from the brake the whirring pheasant springs,
And mounts exulting on triumphant wings:
Short is his joy; he feels the fiery wound,
Flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground.

The piece is not yet for sale as I’m running out of bandwidth again and would overstep the limit were I to upload it to all my galleries. #Frustration!

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Buy a framed print of Post Haste © Sarah Vernon at Crated

Oh, how I enjoyed creating this collage with layer upon layer of vintage French ephemera from 2 Lil’ Owls via Design Cuts. The creative process brings me such joy. I came across the perfect quote yesterday about this joy but I didn’t make a note of it and I can’t remember whether I saw it on a blog post or Twitter. Here are some other quotes instead! The Picasso comes closest to a part of what I’m feeling.


“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

“The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”
Alberto Giacometti


Available at the following galleries:
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Fine Art America
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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Adam's Apples © Sarah Vernon

Adam’s Apples © Sarah Vernon

Vintage apples from The Graphics Fairy and textures from 2 Lil’ Owls. I haven’t uploaded it for sale yet but I thought you might like it, particularly Mary of Oil Pastels for Mary as we were talking about doing something like Copper Pear. I told her I could never repeat a particular kind of beauty!

Do you think I need to make the apples greener? I’ve been farting about with it forever and I’m still not sure.

Soon to be available at the following galleries:
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Crated
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah



Never talk to a client about architecture. Talk to him about his children. That is simply good politics. He will not understand what you have to say about architecture most of the time. An architect of ability should be able to tell a client what he wants. Most of the time a client never knows what he wants. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


Romance in Stone Postcard
Romance in Stone Postcard

This is one of my earliest efforts with textures and handwriting over a photograph of a street in Chania. I knew so much less about how to use Photoshop in those days but it still pleases me that it came out as it did. Another of those happy accidents.

Available at the following galleries:
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Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah



“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out-of-doors by somebody I do not know.”
― John Keats


Let joy be unconfined! I have sold a cushion at Redbubble with the Vins Spiritueux design. Do you want to see the tote bag as well? Oh, well, if you insist!

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“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”
― W.C. Fields


Design available to buy @

Redbubble
Crated
Zazzle.co.uk
Zazzle.com
Fine Art America
Fine Art England

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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